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“Roscosmos” I want to send Russian cosmonauts to the International space station (ISS) using private spacecraft Crew Dragon company SpaceX Elon musk. This was reported edition of “Lifting” the Executive Director of the state Corporation for manned space programs Sergey Krikalev.
According to him, this idea is being discussed at the working level, but the details of the negotiations reveal he is not yet ready.
To send Russian cosmonauts Crew Dragon must be certified. “To certify that ships have to dial the number of flights. This is not a very large number. We just have to be sure that they fly on time and safely,” — said Krikalev.
He emphasized that the same requirements apply to the Americans, “when we started to fly our ships.” Thus, it is a “normal working relationship”.
May 30, SpaceX performed the first launch of a Crew Dragon with crew on Board. Docking with ISS should take place on 31 may 17:27 Moscow time.
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